Create a Pingpong Loop Animation in After Effects

Create an amazing Ping-Pong loop animation in Adobe After Effects without any plugins. This tutorial would be best for you. In this tutorial, I will teach you to create a wiggle ping-pong loop animation in Adobe After Effects. After Watching this tutorial, you will easily create your own loop animation. This is a short and easy tutorial specially designed for beginners.

Pingpong Loop Animation

UpdatedSeptember 17, 2023
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginNo
Size22.74 KB
CategoryAfter Effects Tutorials
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Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Pingpong Loop Animation:

Step 1: Initiating Loop Animation in Adobe After Effects

  1. Open Adobe After Effects.
  2. Create a new composition with dimensions 1920×1080 pixels, a frame rate of 30 frames per second, and a duration of 5 seconds.
  3. Utilize the Ellipse tool from the toolbar to craft a circle, holding the Shift key for precision. Ensure it’s centered.

Step 2: Animating the Circle’s Position

  1. Choose the Circle shape layer.
  2. Press “U” on your keyboard to access position properties.
  3. Click the stopwatch icon for Position to set a keyframe.
  4. Move the time cursor around 2 seconds ahead on the timeline.
  5. Shift-drag the circle to a new position while holding the Shift key for consistency.

Step 3: Creating a Looping Motion

  1. Hold the “ALT” key on your keyboard and click the position stopwatch to insert an expression.
  2. Enter the expression: loopOut("Pingpong").

Step 4: Enhancing Animation Dynamics

  1. Enable motion blur for a smoother effect.
  2. Right-click on both keyframes.
  3. Navigate to Keyframe Assistant and select Easy Ease, or press “F9” on your keyboard for the same result.

Note: You can apply the loopOut(“Pingpong”) expression to Opacity, Scale, and Position using the same process.

Congratulations! Your loop animation is now complete.

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